This week Lionel Collectors Collectors Club of America members from all over the country will be flooding the train-filled city of Chattanooga Tennessee for the action-packed 43rd annual convention.
From the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" to the train-themed hotel hosting the convention, this is the perfect place for railroaders to gather and celebrate the long and incredible history of the Lionel Collectors Club of America. The event is set to include some memorable moments like local train tours, famous layouts, and loads of interactions with fellow club members and train lovers. You can find more information on the show below.
LCCA 2013 Annual Convention Links
You should also take a moment to read the following convention summary from the fine folks at Lionel.
If you have a camera and want to take some memorable shots, then be sure to attend this year's 43rd annual LCCA Convention in Chattanooga, TN, during July 14-20, 2013. Chattanooga in July will be picturesque, and the tours will be visually spectacular. There will be something for everyone this year – excursions aboard several trains from the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRRM), trips to historic Civil War battlefields, a famous model train layout, and many local points of interest.
The convention is kicking off in earnest later this week, but the fun has already started. To me, the can't-miss highlights include the trip to the Misty Mountain Model Railroad and Toy Train Museum, the incline rail ride to the top of Lookout Mountain, and the various informational seminars and hobby clinics. It just doesn't get any better than this if you're a Lionel collector.
If you can make your way to Chattanooga, it'll definitely be worth the trip. Annual conventions don't get much bigger nor better organized, and this one promises tons of fun for railroaders of all ages.